It’s Thursday Threatcon, your intelligence briefing on right wing activity. Below are the best reports, investigations, exposées, and debunkery of the wingnutosphere this week. Due to Donald Trump’s desire to punish women who obtain abortions, but not the men who impregnate them, our Threatcon Color Code is DOUBLE STANDARD SATIN

  • muselet

    • The Rewire article was horrifying. I’m not surprised this sort of thing is done by fetus fetishists—very little surprises me any more, alas—but it’s remarkable the lengths they will go to interfere with others’ lives. Again I say, I wish these people would get another hobby.

    • As Digby said long ago, “Conservatism can never fail. It can only be failed by weak-minded souls who refuse to properly follow its tenets. It’s a lot like communism that way.” If Donald Trump is the R nominee and loses in the general, the Right will instantly claim it was because the GOP didn’t nominate a Real Conservative.

    • I dread to think who Righties will target once they’ve exhausted the QUILTBAG.

    • Once more, with feeling: sovereign citizens (I’ll add militia “patriots,” too) are a strange lot.

    • It figures that counterterrorism “experts” managed to invert causation. A goodly number of them seem to be snake oil salesmen.

    • Pamela Geller and Michael Savage are the perfect marks: they’ll believe anything if there’s been a thin coat of Islampophobia applied.


    • William A. Ferguson

      Conservatism requires the same appeal to perfection as does Communism.